Editor’s note: The farmers markets vegetable and food product lists are featured every week on The Advocate’s website, http://www.theadvocate.com, and on the first Thursday of each month in The Advocate’s Food section.
Spring has sprung at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Chef Celeste Gill will cook with produce from the market in the 10 a.m. cooking demonstration in the North Street seating area of the Main Street Market. Music will be provided by Kevin Johnson.
The Thursday Market will open during January at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Shoppers should enter off Kenilworth Boulevard, at Irene Drive.
Louisiana Purchase, credit and debit cards are accepted at both locations of the Red Stick Farmers Market.
Area farmers and artisan food producers scheduled to be at the farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Baton Rouge include:
Amato’s Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farm — Cornish hens, chickens, quail , Bloody Mark mix, pickles, jelly and preserves.
Chenier Farm — Rutabaga, sweet potatoes, collard greens, kale, Swiss chard, red salad turnips, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, eggs and honey.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, gumbo, grillades, soup, pimento cheese and gluten-free items.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, Swiss chard, beets, turnips, green onions, radishes and parsley.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Milk, half and half, heavy cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces, spinach and salad dressings.
Felixville Organics — Eggs.
Fletcher Farm — Strawberries and preserves.
Forte Grove — Artisan breads, assorted muffins, croissants and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, sweet potato pies, quiche, sugar-free tarts and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Broccoli, cauliflower, new potatoes, carrots, turnips, cabbage, green onions, parsley, collards, kale, Brussels sprouts, chard, beets and tomatoes.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Inglewood Farm — Swiss chard, broccoli rabe, turnips, carrots, beets, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, collards, greens and eggs.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs and Berkshire pork, bacon.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs, peppers and plants.
Mon Jardin — Fennel, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, beets, Swiss chard and kale.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka and pesto.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Wild-caught seafood, seafood dips, alligator and catfish.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, basil, burpless cucumbers, jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, chow chow and tomato sauce.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Pecan halves, roasted pecans, pecan pieces, whole pecans, pies and pralines.
Rico Farm — Sweet potatoes, strawberries, green onions, tamales and chips.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk and cheeses, cheddar, curds, goat meat, fat-free Greek yogurt and chocolate milk.
Saye Saye’s Village Bakery — Soups, apricot cheese torte, cinnamon rolls, seven-grain French bread, ciabatta, foccacia, Italian bread and multigrain bread.
Vicknair Family Farm — Collard greens, cabbage, lettuce, shallots and strawberries.
The Covington Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday on the side lawn of City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire.
Music will be provided by Joe and Julie Manuel beginning at 9:30 a.m. In the cooking demonstration, Covington Frostop will sample and sell root beer and Castle Burgers.
Fresh produce will include greens, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, rutabagas, turnips, Brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, green onions, radishes and lettuces.
Seafood, meats, dairy products, eggs, honey, herbs and prepared foods will also be available.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
Crescent City Farmers Market
The Crescent City Farmers Market hosts three markets.
On Tuesday, the market is in Uptown, 200 Broadway Street, New Orleans, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays find the market in Mid-City, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The market comes downtown on Saturdays, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans, from 8 a.m. until noon.